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Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

The flag of India.

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.


Proinso begins distribution of ZeverSolar inverters in India

Proinso's 50 kW rooftop system near Mumbai.

The company has introduced a new PPA model in India for projects larger than 100 kW.


Dark days await Taiwan cell makers as US AD decision looms

Gintech Energy

Taiwanese solar cell companies struggling in the wake of U.S.-imposed AD tariffs may seek expansion overseas in an attempt to stay afloat once December’s decision is announced.


German solar alliance examines Brazilian plans for 680 MW PV manufacturing plant

The Itaipu Dam on the border between Brazil and Paraguay

Germany's Solar Cluster and its member organizations are looking to see whether the ambitious project is technically and financially feasible. Brazil's burgeoning PV sector is poised to attract German solar companies eager to...


Imergy taps Foxsemicon to manufacture modular flow batteries

Imergy storage system

The California-based energy storage group says it will benefit from Foxsemicon's vertical integration, strong process control and economies of scale. It will also reduce Imergy's manufacturing costs.


Hanwha SolarOne to develop 100 MW of distributed generation projects in Shandong, China

Yantai, China

The China-based PV manufacturer is set to develop PV projects in Yantai, a major port city in Shandong province. The municipal government will help secure rootop space, aid in obtaining financing and tax preferences and secure...


World's largest merchant solar project goes online in Chile

Etrion and SunPower have completed Project Salvador in Northern Chile, five months ahead of schedule. At 70 MW this the largest solar plant in the world which sells the electricity it generates on the spot market.


Phoenix Solar extends financing deal despite lower revenue, earnings forecast

Phoenix Solar 3.5 MW plant, Saudi Arabia

The publicly listed German PV system integrator has again revised its revenue and earnings forecast downward but offers a positive outlook for 2015 based on orders received. CEO Bernd Köhler has announced he will exit the company...


China best country for clean energy investment, study finds

20 MW solar installation, China.

Joint research by Climatescope and UK Department for International Development ranks China as the best country in which to invest in clean technology.


SunPower to build 160 MW panel fab in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

SunPower will manufacture high-efficiency solar panels at the new facility, which will also house its EPC and O&M offices, consolidating its South African operations under one roof.


Europe on BEST PATH to developing high-capacity transmission networks

Transmission tower, Germany

Backed by the European Commission and coordinated by Spanish TSO Red Eléctrica de España, the aproject aims to provide vital


Chinese joint venture fuels REC Silicon's third-quarter profit

REC Silicon facility in Moses Lake, Washington

The Washington-based Norwegian group recorded a dramatic hike in profit due to the sale of its silane based FBR-B technology to its Yulin joint venture in China. The company is also working with the U.S. government to resolve the...


Aside from problems with Russia, Ukraine offers top conditions for PV

Activ Solar installation, Bolhrad, Ukraine

Ukraine has emerged as an ambiguous destination for PV. It provides some eye-catching tariffs and boasts very good solar irradiation. If only political risks did not exist.


ABB supplies inverter solutions to 146.4 MW solar project in Honduras

Town in Valle, Honduras.

The power and automation company will deliver 52 of its 2 MW inverter stations, alongside medium voltage stations and string monitoring junction boxes to what will be one of Latin America's largest PV plants.


Enel takes quarter of capacity in Brazil's solar auction

The Italian developer plans to build 254 MW of solar PV in the state of Bahia, which will require a $400 million investment.


German wholesaler Energiebau files for insolvency

Energiebau Managing Director Michael Shepherd

The Cologne District Court has ordered the opening of preliminary insolvency proceedings for the photovoltaic wholesaler. The provisional administrator is reviewing the state of the company. The management is eager to find a...


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